Ankur Adhikari, K. Pradhan, Jitendra K. Chauhan and S. Kiran Reddy
In India, the per centage of small and marginal farmers is more. Small producers individually do not have the volume to get the benefit of economies of scale. Besides, there is a long chain of intermediaries because of whom the producers get only small per cent of price that consumers pay. So, to overcome this problem, farmers need to be formed as producer organizations, which are called as Farmers Producer Organizations. Farmers Producer Organization is a legal entity formed by farmers which provides for sharing of profits/ benefits among the members. The present study was conducted at Cooch Behar district of West Bengal. The multistage, purposive and random sampling techniques were followed in case of selecting the area and the respondents of the present study. A structured interview schedule was prepared and the data collection was done by personal interview method. Impact of farmers’ producer organizations selected as dependent variable. The study revealed that the majority of the respondents are under the category of medium level of impact perceived (82%) followed by low level of impact perceived (9%) and high level of impact perceived (9%). In case of per centage increase in impact the majority of the respondents are under the category of medium level of impact per centage increased (65%) followed by low level of impact per centage increased (22%) and high level of impact per centage increased (13%).
Keyword: Farmers’ Producer Organization; Perceived impact; Small producers; Agricultural commodity;